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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Lotta Night Music - Jazz Walk

Jazz Walk Was Bigger Than Ever and Music and Dancing Filled the Air!
Rain City Rotary Setting Up Beer Garden at Franks Lumber
Stage - Brad and Kim Lancaster and Friend

Variety, Walkin' and Dancin' in the Streets Reigned in North City.  
Fine weather made it a very pleasant evening for strolling the venues.

Greta Metassa and the Critical Mass Big Band headlined the evening at the St Marks Church & School Gym.  She is a nationally known talent and started off with a rendition of "Georgia On My Mind".
Greta Mettasa with organizer and band leader Keith McClelland
after a great set.

Ten Bands, Ten Venues. Good feed and drink and fun! 
Each venue was sponsored by either a company or owner.  The North City Business Association, 4Culture, City of Shoreline, Shoreline/LFP Arts Council, Journal Media Group, Keith McClelland law Firm, Home Expressions, Auxilliary Communications, Community 1st Credit and American Solutions for Business, sponsored Jazz Walk.
Mike's Dogs next to North City Cleaners
He's out and about around town now at
various locations

The bands were as follows:
Tumbao brings Hot Latin Jazz to the Night

Expert professionals demo salsa technique
and then give lessons 

Hot Salsa Dancing Lessons in the street with Tumbao

More Latin Jazz from Sonando 

Pearl Django at Laughing Ladies
Great Atmosphere!

  • Greta Metassa and Critical Mass at St Marks
  • Tumbao Salsa Hot Latin Dance (On 15th!) 
  • Pearl Django at Laughing Ladies CafĂ©
  • Sondando Latin Jazz at Yoga Meditation Building
  • Jazz Camp Students and Faculty at Industrial Air
  • Jimmy Holden at North Seattle Eagles
  • The Doug Reid Group at North City Lounge
  • The Young Lizards at Frank Lumber’s Store
  • Janette West Quartet at North City Bistro
  • Dennis Nyback at Do North Theatre House
Little Aiden is only one a half, but
she's a jazz fan

Everyone was enjoying the night out including local politicians.

Councilmember Chris Eggen and wife Donna

Council Candidate Jesse Salomon and partner Sarah
enjoying a night out
Great atmosphere all over North City -

Doug Reid Group at North City Lounge

Former Mayor and now State Rep Cindy Ryu, Christine and Cody Ryu
enjoying the Greta Metassa show

And the evening wound down and the historic North City Tavern
remains one of the anchors of North City character

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